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Title:CLOSING EPISODES IN MADAGASCAR; NORMAL LIFE IN MADAGASCAR AND CENOTAPH CEREMONY [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 337/2/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The Commanding Officer of the 22nd East African Brigade signs an armistice with the French in Madagascar. An Armistice Day ceremony in Fianarantasoa, Madagascar.
Description: 6 November. The Emissary Captain Van Veen arrives at Ambalavao with an escort and is met by the commandant. French soldiers outside their barracks. An English gunner who had been taken prisoner some days earlier. Brigadier Dimoline arrives. The Governor-General's plenipotentiary Mons A Annet arrives in the evening. Scenes in the village as the armistice is signed. The reading, agreeing and signing of the armistice by Brigadier Dimoline and Capatin Fouche. Village scenes in Ambalavao. The 5th Battalion, King's African Rifles clean up in the yard of the Canadian monastery.
11 November. General shots of Fianarantsoa. Tananarive Street and market scenes. General Gallieni's statue. General R S Smallwood thanks the Fleet Air Arm for their part in the campaign. He walks with a wreath towards the cenotaph. Wreaths at the foot of the war memorial.